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Nissan Has Great Weekend At Miller Motorsports Park

By   August 25, 2015

Nissan 370Z

Nissan 370Z

This past weekend Nissan had just about as good a weekend as one can have in racing. In the three classes that the Japanese car maker was competing as part of the Pirelli World Challenge they managed eight podium finishes.

The cars that raced in the classes were the GT-R, Altima 3.5 and 370Z. The results also highlighted some of the talent that the company has found through their GT Academy.

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Nissan Sidelines The GT-R LM NISMO To Fix Technical Issues From Le Mans

By   August 9, 2015

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO ERS Comic

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

For Nissan this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans did not go as planned. GT-R LM NISMO had one large issue that kept it from being competitive and because of that they are pulling out of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) until it’s fixed.

The problem was that the energy recovery system (ERS) failed and because of this the car could only rely on the twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine. The lack of the ERS kept the car, that competes in the LM P1 category, from keeping up with race car from the likes of Porsche and Audi. Beyond the competitive disadvantage the fact that the system was not working correctly caused many of the car’s other systems to be compromised.

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All You Need To Know About Nissan And The 24 Hours of Le Mans

By   June 5, 2015

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

This year the 24 Hours of Le Mans will become a bit more crowded in the top LMP1 class. Next week the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO will take a very different design to compete against Audi, Porsche and Toyota.

It will be very interesting to see how the front-engined front-wheel drive car is able to do against mid-engined hybrids with all-wheel drive. The Japanese automaker has a good history in the race, but they would like to get to the top. Audi and Porsche will likely be the toughest challenges, but in a 24 hour endurance race you never know what might happen.

To find out more about Nissan at Le Mans as well as more from the drivers of the GT-R LM NISMO click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article).

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Have Top Level Le Mans Cars Gotten Uglier?

By   May 29, 2015

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

Nissan has announced that the number 21 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO will compete using a special livery at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The front-engined racing machine will commemorate one of the greatest endurance cars that the Japanese manufacture has ever produced.

Back in 1990 the number 24 Nissan R90CK managed a 3:27.020 lap of the Le Mans circuit. That was fast enough to put it on the pole position for the legendary 24 hour endurance race. Beyond this it did so looking very good, which may not be something the new GT-R LM NISMO can say.

To find out more about the R90CK and how newer race cars have become uglier, click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article).

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Pricing Announced For 2016 Nissan GT-R

By   March 18, 2015

2016 Nissan GT-R

2016 Nissan GT-R

Nissan has announced official pricing for the 2016 GT-R. The Japanese supercar is also available in an exclusive color and has a slight power increase available over the 2015 model.

The GT-R is a bargain in the high performance car world. It can out perform much more expensive machines and it does so in an extremely technically advanced ways that would make Bill Gates smile.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Nissan GT-R

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